It is nice to be relaxing at home now because it’s overcast and chilly outside and I’m a bit wiped after running a very hilly 10K which I’ll be feeling tomorrow for sure! Last night I got creative with a sweet potato for dinner.
Even though I adore them, I haven’t been cooking them as much as I’d like because of the cook time and preparation. But this dish was so easy and perfect for fall! I just chopped the sweet potato into large cubes.
Then chopped up a couple of apples to go with it.
Heated 2 tbsp. of coconut oil in a wok and tossed the sweet potato and apples in and liberally sprinkled with pumpkin pie seasoning.
And drizzled just a little agave nectar to enhance the sweetness.
Thoroughly stirred, then covered the wok and let cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes.
The result was a very tasty fall-themed side dish that was easy as pie! And tasted a bit like it too!
Perfect paired with balsamic sauteed tofu for a simple stove top dinner.
This morning I was up bright and early guzzling coffee and a smoothie to get ready for the Hot Pink Fun Run 10K, a race that I’ve never done before and decided to register for it last minute because it’s for a good cause, didn’t start so brutally early in the morning as some races do, and was just a short drive away – why not?
Only I didn’t have any obnoxious pink long-sleeved running shirts, so purple had to do. It was chilly, windy, and overcast when we arrived.
But that didn’t stop the pre-run festivities of warm up dancing and singing with pink everywhere!
Maybe I need some neon pink compression socks, hmmm… The running outfits and costumes where so much fun, there were ladies in bright pink wigs, tutus, pink face painting, pink ferry fairy wings, and many more creative and proud displays of pink to support breast cancer research.
I was completely unfamiliar with the course for the race and it was more challenging that I expected with plenty of elevation changes running up and over overpasses with crosswinds, dropping down into hilly nature trails, and conquering many hills. RunKeeper even notified me I’ve set a new record for elevation changes in a run!
And somehow I still PR’d it coming in just under an hour which made me happy!